“Finally Friday!” CY2015 OPPS Proposed Rule Report & Confusion on Status Decisions

Two Special Reports, Two Special Guests:

Expert Physician Advisor, Dr. Deepak Pahuja

Returned to Our Show:

Common Misconceptions in Admission Decisions

Hear Dr. Pahuja’s Latest Recommendations to Dispel Them

Get the Handouts & Watch the Replay Here

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Dr. Deepak Pahuja, MD MBA

Joining us this week was Dr. Deepak Pahuja, CEO & CMO at Aerolib Healthcare Solutions.

Dr. Pahuja has been on our show before, and returns with new insights for operating under the 2 Midnight Rule – especially concerning the many misconceptions that he sees, working with hospitals and other physicians, when making decisions about admission status.

To illustrate, Dr. Pahuja presented a scenario with several days of events, and then went over the initial and subsequent decisions made by those involved, as well as his assessment of what was right/wrong about those decisions. There was also some lively responses from the audience!

Finally, I asked him to give a brief review of his latest edition of his company’s DVD, Aerolib Physician Advisor`s Guide DVD – a coaching tool for physician advisors, case managers, and anyone else who needs to work with documentation for medical necessity.

BONUS - only available thru Appeal Academy!

Dr. Pahuja graciously granted a 20% Discount off the normal price for his DVD.

You can get the DVD here for just $400 – instead of $495.

PLUS

Changes Suggested in FY2015 OPPS Proposed Rule

Bill Malm, NC RN CMAS

Bill Malm, NC RN CMAS reports on the CY2015 OPPS & FPS Proposed Rules

Our Audit Specialist, Bill Malm, ND RN CMAS gave a fairly comprehensive report on the most recent posted OPPS & FPS changes.

Just as in his previous concise, insightful reports on CMS’ proposed and final rules, this was another fine overview of what you need to know about NOW.

Highlights:

  • Additions to Chronic Care Management
  • Inclusion of anesthesia in screening colonoscopies
  • Payment changes will go through notice and public comment prior to 2016 adoption
  • Changes to the Quality Reporting Initiatives

Watch the Video, get Handouts, Fact Sheets and slides below

Included for Handouts this week were lots of useful documents:

Federal Register version of CMS-1613-P OPPS & APC Proposed Rule
2015 PFS Proposed Rule Fact Sheet
2015 OPPS Proposed Rule Summary
2015 Ancillary Packaging Proposed
2015 NPRM Addendum
Slide for Dr. Pahuja’s Presentation

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